The piano Harrodser introduction

The Harrodser was a piano first appeared in 1840, which was handmade by Harold Bauer's father, Robert Bauer. Piano Harrodser was entered into market as a customized piano really in the end of 19th century, which was designed and produced by the great piano master W. Danemann in 1893 with piano brand Harrods . In 1931, Harrods set up his own factory in Düsseldorf, Germany and began to make Piano Harrodser customized. His ideal was to let the piano he made not only meet the needs of the royal family, nobles and professionals but also let the rich educated middle class realize that the road leading to the palace of music was not out of reach.

History of Piano Harrodser

Pianist Harold Bauer and Piano Master W. Danemann
The Pianist Harold Bauer introduction
Harold Bauer

Harold Bauer was born in a musical family in 1873, Surrey, Maldon, United Kingdom. He studied the violin from Britain's famous violin educator Adolf Lize from the age of 4 years . Loving for music from childhood, young Harold demonstrated his extraordinary talent. At the age of 6 years he began learning to music, and wrote the first Violin Sonata "Happy Romany". Only 9 years old, Harold began his first performance of his life. In 1888, Harold of 15-year-old held a public concert for violin and piano in his hometown, and was loved by the local people.

In 1892, the 19-year-old Harold met a very important turning point in his life. When he had a chance to attend rehearsal of Tchaikovsky B flat minor first piano concerto instead of pianist Paderewski, he was highly appreciated by the pianist Arthur Schnabel and was recommended to go for further study in the Paris Conservatoire. During studying in Paris, Harold often played the piano accompaniment for tour singer, sometimes played solo. In August 1892, Harold held his first solo concert in Théâtre du Châtelet and became famous.

In March 1893, Harold began his European tour. In the UK, the members of the royal family listened to the playing of Harold and were fascinated by his musical talent. At the Royal Banquet, Harold was often invited to attend to play and got acquainted with the famous piano master, W. Danemann. W. Danemann proposed that he could make a piano for Harold, they became good friends with each other and began to cooperate. Finally W. Danemann produced piano with the brand "Harrods' for Harold . Harold played that piano in concert, which completely expressed Harold's music style, meanwhile reflecting the exquisite skills of W. Danemann. Since then, many high society people came here especially to customize piano Harrods from Harold Bauer.

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Sound and adopting Sound technology

Pianist sensitivity and more than 100 years of innovation applications form a unique piano sound processing technology. In order to express the perfect sound, Piano Harrodser paid all the efforts to the design of the body and the nuances of processing.


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